Descript vs. Lumen5

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Descript
Score 8.8 out of 10
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Descript is a collaborative audio/video editor, from the company of the same name in San Francisco, that works like a doc. It includes transcription, a screen recorder, publishing, full multitrack editing, and AI tools.N/A
Lumen5
Score 8.2 out of 10
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Lumen5 in Vancouver aims to enable teams to create social media content in minutes, working with enterprise brands, organizations, and creatives to produce engaging videos that get results. Powered by AI and designed for business, the vendor states their platform allows users to focus on storytelling while relying on technology to bring ideas to life. Lumen5 is presented as an ideal solution for social media and marketing teams to drive growth, scale their business, and increase engagement.N/A
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
DescriptLumen5
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(12 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Descript
  • Transcription of internal presentations and web conferences. It's great for capturing and transcribing the audio from presentations, demos, etc. which can then be used to develop training materials, blog posts, etc.
  • Podcasts. Makes it really easy to record, edit, and publish video or audio podcasts.
  • Promotional videos. Streamlines and accelerates the process for developing videos.
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Lumen5
Our content marketing team easily turn their blog posts into quick and short videos, perfect for sharing on social media. The videos can be turned from a blog post or online article into a slick video in under an hour, and look just as professional as videos created in Adobe software or on iMovie.
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Pros
Descript
  • I like the sidebar - breaking my scripts up into different "chapters" makes it easier to create quickly.
  • I like that it auto-corrects punctuation, capitalization, etc. as I polish the scripts.
  • It's easy for my team and my collaborators to read/listen, remark, and create useable transcripts.
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Lumen5
  • Text to video conversion
  • Available template
  • Customisation of script
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Cons
Descript
  • When editing a transcript it can get a little cumbersome, as a double click doesn't always do what you think it will
  • Some features aren't that intuitive (what is resize word gap) for beginners
  • A tutorial/wizard as soon as you sign up would be very useful
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Lumen5
  • Audio options aren't great
  • Previews sometimes lag
  • Needs some more templates
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Descript
Descript is by far superior to the other editing software you can get on Apple computers. It's able to do a lot more and really save us tons of time. Other Adobe apps are great, but take a while to learn. Descript is very user-friendly, making it easy to start from day one with very little training.
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Lumen5
So much easier to use - AI automatically selects the text and creates videos that don't take hours to make
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Return on Investment
Descript
  • I can get video completed much more quickly and cheaply
  • We can produce more video content because of the speed with which we can have a finished product
  • We can have shorter timelines for example I record on Monday and we publish on Tuesday which wouldn't be otherwise possible with other methods I've used
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Lumen5
  • Less time to market in terms of video creation
  • Higher customer engagement
  • Low OPEX cost
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